Natural Ways to Quit Smoking

Nicotine is very addictive. I have been a smoker for 20 long years and I have attempted to give up smoking 3 times without result. However, with the price of cigarettes rising more and more people will want to try and quit smoking. There are over-the-counter stop smoking aids and there are quit smoking medicines which can be prescribed by a doctor but there are also natural ways to help you quit smoking.

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Fact: In children, secondhand smoke causes increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Fish Oil Capsules

Fish Oil Capsules will help reduce the cravings for nicotine and help control mood swings connected to developing a nicotine fit. It is recommended to begin with two, 1000 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acid capsules 3 times a day, for a week, before you decide to give up smoking altogether. After a couple of weeks, decrease to 1 fish oil capsule three times each day for two weeks. Then lessen again by taking one fish oil capsule in the morning and the other capsule before bedtime. According to many reviews, people had success quitting smoking using fish oil capsules.

Lobelia

Lobelia is surely a herb used for lots of things. It can be used as relaxant for inflammation and pain, muscle tension, convulsions etc. Many have been using it as it has the ability to make the taste of cigarettes disgusting. Lobelia can be used as an Indian tobacco or puke weed which has no nicotine, and can be used as a cigarette alternative.

Taking Lobelia can calm the nerves and moodiness associated with smoking. It can also ease mild depression. With number of different possible uses, it is not surprising that many people are using this good herb to attempt to kick the smoking habit for good.

Lobelia is not addictive but shouldn’t be abused because it may cause vomiting, respiratory failure, weak pulse, and drowsiness. Talk to your doctor before trying Lobelia to help you quit smoking.

Mimosa Tea

Mimosa is a superb herb that may be converted into a tea. Drinking mimosa tea can boost your mood and calm your nerves when attempting to quit smoking. It can be an excellent anti-depressant.

Self Massage

Although there’s no scientific proof that massage can help people stop smoking cigarettes, studies show that those who have used self massage on their own hand or ear were able to cut down on cravings and decrease on smoking until they quit altogether. Just a two minute massage on your own hand or ear during a craving can significantly reduce those cravings for nicotine whenever you feel one starting. Try it, it can be worth a shot and a massage always feel good, helping you relax anyway.

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Fact: Each day, more than 3,200 people under 18 smoke their first cigarette, and approximately 2,100 youth and young adults become daily smokers

Diet and Exercise

Try eating a good, proper diet if you’re looking to give up smoking. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and drink lot of water to rid your body of nicotine toxins. Cut down on fatty foods to help control blood glucose level changes related to stopping smoking.
Exercise to help you relieve cravings. When you feel a craving developing, take a stroll, make use of the treadmill, or ride a motorcycle. If you are moving around and doing something every time a craving comes on, keep being active or try lifting some weights for few minutes until the craving passes. Not only can this help control cigarette cravings but exercise keeps you healthy as well!

St. John’s Wart

St. John’s Wart is a herb used in capsule form for depression and anxiety. To help you deal with all the emotional withdrawals of stopping smoking, try taking St. John’s Wart to manage moodiness and also to keep you calm during cravings.

Whatever one does, if you don’t smoke, don’t start, since it only takes one cigarette to get addicted and after that it is a true struggle to give up smoking.

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